SRtRC talked to the players for new film
"I would say don't let racists get to you, it is probably because you are good at something and they are jealous of your accomplishments, continue doing what you do and don't let them get you down."
Siem de Jong
Show Racism the Red Card had the opportunity to interview Newcastle United FC players Sammy Ameobi and Siem de Jong.
Both of the interviews are available in full on the campaign’s YouTube channel.
In the interview with Netherlands international Siem de Jong, the midfielder talked about how his parents moved from Switzerland back to the Netherlands with him as a child. He also discusses playing football with people with diverse cultures, religions and nationalities. Siem also offers thoughtful advice to young people on what to do if they experience racism and shares experiences of racism in football.
The interview with Sammy Ameobi was also very interesting. Sammy talked about racism he experienced in school, his advice to young people and how teacher’s dealt with it. He also tells us about racism experienced in football, when playing for Walker Central as a young player.
The interviews were highlighted in coverage in The Evening Chronicle earlier this week.
SRtRC is working on two new films, a film about immigration and an update of the campaign’s main educational film. Both films will be released in 2015. Sammy and Siem’s interviews should appear in the updated SRtRC educational film.